Funeral

A Different Kind of Mother's Day

May 16, 2018

If you are lucky enough to still have your mom around, be sure to share your love with her each and every day…not just on Mother’s Day.

What did you learn from your mom this past Mother’s Day?

Although she’s your mom, she is also a person with her own life experiences that have nothing to do with you. What pieces of her story do you know? And what don’t you know about your mother?  

Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life : Guest Blog by Janet Prescott

June 28, 2016

This post was written for LastingMatters by Janet W. Prescott, Executive Director of Hospice Help Foundation.

Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life

I learned over the course of my nearly two-decade career that a good way to cut a conversation short was to mention I work in hospice.

"It's over" for Yogi Berra

October 3, 2015

On September 22, at the age of 90, Yogi Berra passed away leaving behind a legacy known nationwide. He was a Hall of Famer and one of baseball's finest catchers. Whether or not you liked or even watched baseball, you knew that Yogi was considered “an American treasure”.

Raymond James interviewed Barbara Bates Sedoric for their "TrustWorthy" newsletter spotlight to introduce The LastingMatters Organizer to their advisor network. Advisors are using this Organizer to ignite meaningful conversations and to deepen their relationships with multigenerational clients.

A Funeral for the Forgotten

May 28, 2015

Most of us have been to a funeral. Let’s admit that some funerals are better than others.

There are those services that manage to capture the life of a loved one with personal touches and stories that embrace the essence of someone’s time on earth.  Some feel like there’s a disconnect between those speaking, the person who died, and the community of family and friends that have gathered to pay their last respects. Some have memorable eulogies, while others do not. 

Another Ferry Ride Before The Burial

January 31, 2014

One thing people rarely, if ever, think about is what happens when the one and only funeral home on any given island (this one happens to be located 30 miles out to sea), closes its doors and terminates its service to the island community forever.  Several newspapers  in December 2013 heralded the story of what would become of those who happened to die while they are either visiting, vacationing, or are permanent residents of Nantucket Island- also known as the "Grey Lady".

Planning A Funeral?

January 16, 2014

Funerals are happening every single minute all over the world; each funeral having it's own personal imprint and private touches to honor those that have died.

There has been an inordinate amount of headline news recently regarding planning a funeral. 

What The Philippines Learned The Hard Way

November 21, 2013

It is hard to get past the heartwrenching headlines and photographs to focus on life's ordinary and simple daily tasks such as laundry, cooking, cleaning and taking care of your children. Tragedies put lifes simple things forefront. I am grateful to have water coming out of the tap.Hurricane Sandy reeked havoc on homes, shorelines and unsuspecting infrastructure, with minimal, if any, loss of life. But the magnitude of the loss of lives in the Philippines is unfathomable.

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